Contributors' Notes

Issue Seventy-Seven: December 2015


Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit (Trio House Press, 2016) and Arc & Hue as well as the chapbooks 7 x 7: kwansabas and THE GREATEST!: An Homage to Muhammad Ali. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at University of Illinois-Chicago.

Jay Besemer is the author of several poetry collections. His critical essays appear in many publications, including Rain Taxi Review of Books, The Volta, and PANK.  He tweets @divinetailor.

Nick Courtright is the author of Let There Be Light and Punchline. His writing has appeared with The Southern Review, AGNI, Boston Review, and Kenyon Review Online, among numerous others, and he is the founder of Edity Group, which specializes in publishing and editing writing of all kinds. Feel free to find him at

Allison Donohue, born in Washington DC, grew up in Centreville, VA. She holds an MA in Poetry from Texas Tech University. Currently she is pursuing her MFA at the University of Oregon. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Forklift Ohio, The Cortland Review, and Whiskey Island. Her book reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, The Volta, and The Rumpus.

Javier Etchevarren was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1979. He is the author of the poetry books Desidia (Yaugarú, 2009) and Fábula de un hombre desconsolado (Yaugarú, 2014). His poems will appear in América invertida: An Anthology of  Emerging Uruguayan Poets which is forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press. Action Books will publishFábula de un hombre desconsolado/ Fable of an Inconsolable Man, translated by Jesse Lee Kercheval, in 2017.

Lindsey Hauck is a New Englander, she promises, but if you push her on it she'll admit to being from Salt Lake City. She currently lives, works, and writes in Chicago. 

Gabino Iglesias is a writer, journalist, and book reviewer living in Austin, Texas. He is the author of Gutmouth (Eraserhead Press), Hungry Darkness (Severed Press), Zero Saints (Broken River Books), and a few other things that no one will read. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Verbicide, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Entropy, Red Fez, Marginalia, 3AM Magazine, and other print and online venues.

Jesse Lee Kercheval is the author of 14 books of poetry, fiction and memoir. Her translations of the Uruguayan poet Circe Maia have appeared in The New Yorker and American Poetry Review; the University of Pittsburgh Press will publish The Invisible Bridge/ El puente invisible: Selected Poems of Circe Maia in 2015. She is also the editor of América invertida: An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets which is forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press. She is the Zona Gale Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kelly Miller has loved writing since she began to decorate her walls with crayons. She enjoys life in the most eclectic little town in Iowa. Where she works with the elderly, and children with autism.

JoAnna Novak is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and the editor of Tammy. Her first full-length collection of poetry will be published in 2016.

Jessica Plante is Former Poetry Editor at The Greensboro Review. Her poetry and fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in the American Poetry Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Birdfeast, Mid-American Review, the minnesota review, Salamander, SmokeLong Quarterly and others. Book reviews and interviews can be found at The Collagist, Cosmonauts Avenue, and StorySouth. She lives and writes in Tallahassee, Florida while earning a PhD in poetry from Florida State University.

Pierre Senges is the author of fourteen books and over sixty fictions radiophoniques (plays for radio). His original fictions often unfold in the margins of other texts, as commentaries, inversions, and variations on existing texts and historical figures. He is the recipient of prizes for Ruines-de-Rome (2002) and Veuves au maquillage (2000), as well as for his radio plays. His most recent book, Achab (séquelles), imagines the lives of the white whale and Captain Ahab before and after Moby-DickThe Adventures of Percival: A Phylogenetic Tale (2009) is at present the only of his books to be published in English translation, by French publisher Dis Voir.

Jacob Siefring is a Canadian-American translator. His translations of Pierre Senges’s writing appear in Gorse Journal, Hyperion, The Brooklyn Rail InTranslation Series, and Numéro Cinq Magazine. His translation of Stéphane Mallarmé’s long typographical poem “Un coup de dés n’abolira jamais le hasard” (“A Roll of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance”) was published in the inaugural issue of Vestiges, a print publication of Black Sun Lit. He has also written articles on literature for The Quarterly Conversation, The Winnipeg Review, 3:AM Magazine, Montreal Review of Books, and Golden Handcuffs Review.

Jason Snyder is the founding editor of Sidebrow Books. His fiction has appeared in New York Tyrant, Sleepingfish, American Letters & Commentary, and Harp & Altar, among other publications. He lives in Portland with his wife and twins. Family Album is his first novel.

Eric G. Wilson has published three works of creative nonfiction: Keep It Fake, Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck, and Against Happiness. His essays have appeared in The Georgia Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Oxford American, The New York Times, The LA Times, Paris Review Daily, The Chronicle Review, and Salon. He teaches at Wake Forest University.

Emma Winsor Wood has poems published or forthcoming in The Seattle ReviewDIAGRAM, Bat City Review, The Journal, and Inter|rupture, among others. She is a 2015 Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she teaches poetry writing.